How to lodge an application with Council

Council offers several ways to lodge your development application (Building, Plumbing, Planning and Operational Works). The most convenient is by email. You can also lodge the application in person or by post.

By email

Development applications can be lodged to Council electronically.

All files should apply a ‘Plain English' naming convention such as ‘Application Forms' or ‘Proposal Plans'. You can email up to 15MB at one time. For larger applications or documents, split the attachments and emails.

All emails and attached documentation are to be sent to

In person or by post

Two copies of all documents are required for hard copy applications. For Commercial Building and Plumbing Applications lodged in hard copy, four copies of all documents are needed.

You can lodge your development application in person or by post.

How to pay

Council requires payment to be made within two (2) business days of lodgement. This helps assist with the smooth processing of your application.

Council offers a variety of ways to pay for development applications:


Make online application payments. On receipt of your application, Council will provide an application reference number and a link to you via email (credit card payments only).


Payment can be made by calling Council on (07) 5329 6500.

In person

Payment can be made at 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin.

By post

Payment can be posted to PO Box 141, Tewantin, QLD, 4565. (Cheque and credit card payments only).

Incorrect payments

Incorrect payments cannot be rectified using the online payment option. If you suspect you have made an error with your payment, contact Council.

Find out Noosa Council's fees and charges for planning applications.